Had my first stay at a Marriott since the points merger. They have failed to email the folio despite stopping and asking them to do so upon check out. Also verified my email. Get it together!
What is the cheapest way to travel from MCO to your hotel. Uber appears to only offer black or SUV. Is taking a taxi cheaper? $80 uber ride seems excessive...even with getting the SPG bonus points.
Is SPG the only chain that won't match status from a competing hotel chain? So many Hyatt nights but most likely won't be able to make platinum this year :(. First time in 3 years.
Now that Marriott and SPG are merging, I need to start diversifying again. Hilton, Hyatt, or something else?
Have to stay with Hilton 😭. Is there status match from SPG? I have 78 nights with them this year. This a thing with hotels?
Is there a way to see if you've been upgraded in either the Marriott or SPG app? Would be a cool feature
Economist suggests SPG and Marriott merger may be bad for us. http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2016/09/bigger-not-better?fsrc=scn/fb/te/bl/ed/biggernotbettermarriottstakeoverofstarwoodmightbebadnewsforbusinesstravellers
I am not a regular Delta flyer. I'm gold on United and platinum at Marriott/Starwood. I'll be flying Delta tomorrow for personal travel - anything I can leverage for status match or etc? Free bags?
Any SPG/Marriott fast track promo going on? Or do you usually just call them up?? Thanks!
Sheraton has fitted sheets?! I've been sleeping in hyatt's unfitted sheets that bunch up and make me touch the nasty mattress for months & now I climb into this heaven of fitted sheets?? SPG convert
FYI transferring star points to Marriott is not instantaneous... up to 48 hours per chat support
Anyone successfully transferred Starpoints to Marriott yet? I just submitted a request to transfer and am wondering how long it takes to finish so I can book a hotel.
Why do hotel Starbucks have to suck so hard - looking at you Boston Marriott Long Warf... Literally repeated my order 6 times and they still screwed it up.
Her: I'm the assistant GM at the Marriott on Mag Mile| Me: Nice - I'm a rewards member | Her: Oh yeah, what level? | Me: Platinum | Her: Our uber is 3 minutes away. #auditorproud
I am thinking this since morning that if this app was for hotel industry, what kind of posts we might have been getting?? Especially from SPG green choice cleaning crew 😛
I heard that Mariott/SPG is dropping Delta crossover rewards. Are they dropping UA too? Or is UA becoming partner of choice?
Finally eligible for an SPG ambassador, what can I expect? Any particularly good or bad experiences?
SPG-Marriot accounts linked. Status upgraded. http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Mr-Burns-Saying-Excellent.gif
News alert for travelers: Marriott/SPG account linking and status match is officially live🛫🏤🛫
What benefit did you guys choose when you made SPG platinum? Confused between 1 free night/5 elite qualifying nights/10 suite upgrades?
Question that likely applies to many of us newer folk: Marriott / SPG merger info says status match applies to highest "non-promotional status level". Will 18-night SPG plat challenge count as promo?
Has anyone used their 50 night SPG award selection for the "40% Off your Favorite Hotel Bed"? I need a mattress for one of my bedrooms, so I'm considering this option...thoughts/experience? Cheers.
Planning a surprise trip to Cancun for first anniversary. Any hotel suggestions? Right now looking at JW Marriott. Looking for something nice but cost effective (this is also first week of Jan).
So I got platinum in spg because I'm platinum in Marriott but while I get upgrades and late checkouts etc , a host of other benefits won't be eligible. It's platinum with conditions applied
As an AA EP and Hyatt Diamond, I sometimes wish I could find myself a Delta Diamond and SPG Platinum so we could travel the world together.
Is the sapphire reserve better to use at Marriott stays than the Marriott card? 3 % vs Marriott's 50 percent bonus on base points. Can't decide. I will cancel Marriott's card if this is the case.
If I am platinum excited SPG, can I now stay at a Marriott and earn SPG points? Do Marriott nights count towards SPG status?
Ambassador Elite Status - worth it? I had it years ago but never really used it. And how/when does the intro happen?
Today is not the day to hassle your elite status fliers about measuring their bag during Priority boarding AA!
I swear to god the maids at the Westin intentionally point that little handheld shower apparatus straight at you so when you turn on the shower...
Who's in downtown Chicago tonight? Staying at the Westin on Michigan ave for the next couple nights
Walked into a mall in China. It has the same smell as the Sheraton lobby. I could feel tears building around my eyes...
PSA when a Westin tells you they’re taking extra precautions and super cleaning everything they mean they aren’t cleaning anything, not changing out dirty washcloths from previous guests, and removing
Has anyone rented workout clothes at the Westin before? Thoughts on the quality/cleanliness?
So I got upgraded to Marriotts Premier Platinum Elite level. Any idea what this means besides getting a gift from them in the mail?
Why can’t they make the Lifetime Platinum status as the Lifetime Platinum PREMIER ELITE status with Lifetime Ambassador support, instead of the regular lifetime platinum?!
Qualifying for elite status is like the myth of Sisyphus - we spend all year rolling our stone up the hill then it's back to the base. #notevengoldyet
Looking for moderately priced hotels in Paris - trying to chose between Moxy Bastille and Courtyard Gare De Lyon. Any thoughts on which is better? Want to do touristy things.
Looking to stay for a few nights with coworker friends at the Moxy in Chicago River North. Has anyone stayed here and can share the bathroom situation? Seems like there wasn’t rly privacy available
Still hoping to purchase Hilton Honors points! Ideally looking for 150k, but fewer will help as well. Hmu if you have some to sell!
Can I create a new mileage plus account to take advantage of fasttrack challenge and get elite status for next year if I already have a mileageplus account .. what's the catch here ?
If you get a project in Atlanta.. the Westin ok Peachtree has one of the best gyms for a hotel ever. Cardio machines, free weights, TRX the whole 9
HILTON just sent out an email saying they’d adjust the points required for elite status qualifications once the situation is assessed by the team. And reservations can be changed without any fees CONT
I have an offer from Capgemini invent with 45% hike and FedEx Express with 38% hike and still some round of interview are in pipeline with Deloitte, Accenture and Oracle. With 3 yoe in Data Science field which prospect is best for career growth?
This isn't a meme but I saw it this morning on my uber ride to my client in Ireland. Funny stuff
EY strategy folks: What is your group like in terms of the work you do, duration of a project, competency amongst peers, and pay structure? This is for FSO NYC.
Has anyone here ever not negotiated for a higher salary when given an offer? Looking at one that is 25% higher than my current salary and I'm pretty happy about it but I always hear to always negotiate for more.
Were anybody gradschool interns here at b4 midsize? I'm going to graduate right after my internship ends and wanted to know if it's typical to start right away instead of the year gap for undergrad.
Real talk. Why doesn't Uber have a loyalty/points program? (Besides VIP, which is a joke.) I created a new budget category just to delineate Uber from other travel. Obscene how much I spend.
Exploring other opportunities on bench. Lady next to me is openly talking to a recruiter in shared common space. Wow just wow.
Remote week. Not packing tonight! 💃🏿💃🏿💃🏿💃🏿💃🏿
POLL: Is an extra 1500 Starpoints a week worth moving to different hotels every night for 3 nights? The hotels are all in downtown, so all under 15 min walk to the client site. #spgpromo
Anyone who renege and get any backlash? I signed an offer with a big 4 for full time and am still interviewing with other companies. ( Was an intern last summer and my offer got pushed out to summer cause my masters is 1.5 years and I graduate in December (In my defense the big 4 refused to let me go to another practice.) Plus pressured by parents to accept something before I graduate.
Currently in the US but interviewing for a UK-based firm and role. The comp level they are throwing around is £250k TC. Is this reasonable for a Director-level role with 12 YOE? My comparator would be wait 18-24mo to become a consulting partner - in the US that starts at $450k/£325k. For the purposes of this question, assume I’m optimizing for initial comp, not long term potential, and not livability, Intl experience, WLB, CoL etc. Thanks!
Does anyone have any experience recruiting/working at Sia Partners? Was just approached for a senior consultant position, and would appreciate any insight Culture, type of projects, WLB, career progressions, anything else
Joined back in February. Would I still get a performance bonus? Pay bump? Not expecting promotion but not sure about other two...
Hey guys, I got offer from lowe's India for senior analyst position giving CTC of 16 LPA and from fractal analytics for Analytics consultant giving CTC of 19 LPA both including 10% variable. I am 4.5 years experienced. Which one should I choose considering I am planning future in product not consulting.
Should I max out my 401k first or max to employer match and then throw the rest in market myself? I see it as why wouldn’t I hit 19.5 as I beat the taxes one time
What are legitimate options in careers for a tax manager coming from a midsize PA firm and 7 years of experience? I am feeling totally burned out of PA going to have 2,000 billable hours by EOY. Would really appreciate all suggestions!
My job said I can expense AWS Cloud Practitioner certification but I don’t know where to go from here? Do I sign up on Amazon somewhere? Where do I get study material? Etc
Leaving Deloitte for a better consulting firm & a 50%+ raise. Thank you to D, if they didn’t pay me raises 1/10th the size of competitors, I would’ve never applied!
I used to think “Go back to your home country” was an insult. Now I actually think it’s good advice. I don’t fit into the bro culture here.